Australia’s largest dairy processor, Saputo, has come out in support of a mandatory code of conduct for the industry and called for milk price step-downs to be illegal.
Farmers are being warned that a simple choice can have tragic consequences and that they must plan ahead and prioritise safety in each and every task.
The warning from WorkSafe follows twelve workplace deaths from incidents on Victorian farms since July 2017, an average of one a month.
Six people have died as a result of on-farm workplace incidents since January 1, which is half of the workplace deaths that have occurred in Victoria so far in 2018.
The plea to put safety first comes as National Farm Safety Week highlights the many simple things that farmers can do to make their workplaces safer for themselves, workers and family members…read more
The Invisible Farmer Project is the largest ever study of Australian women on the land.
This three year project (2017-2020) is funded by the Australian Research Council and involves a nation-wide partnership between rural communities, academics, government and cultural organisations.
It aims to lean about the diverse, innovative and vital roles women play in Australian agriculture.
Free on-farm energy assessments are now available.
On-farm energy assessments analyse on-farm energy use (electricity, gas and diesel) and identify opportunities to make energy savings, improve output volumes per energy unit, and convert to renewable energy sources. The assessments will make recommendations tailored to the type and size of farms.
An on-farm energy assessment will be a prerequisite for the future on-farm energy grants.
Agriculture Victoria are inviting applications from young people under the age of 35 wanting to upskill and invest in a future in agriculture.
Scholarships of up to $10,000 are available with 50% towards study and 50% to invest on-farm or professional development activities.
Applications close on 24 April 2018
RFCSV-G is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Chairperson, Mr Aubrey Pellet with outgoing Chair, Richard Habgood nominated to remain as Deputy Chair, continuing to provide his invaluable experience and support to our Service, new Chair and Board. During the recent AGM, Mr Habgood announced his retirement as Chairperson held since 2011, stating,
“The time was right to step aside. I will see out my final term on the board until November 2019 so I can continue to provide support to the new Chair”.
Chair Pellet has been an RFCSV-G Board Director since 2012 with extensive hands-on experience in agribusiness, supply chain and dairy farm management in Gippsland.
Core 4 is coming to the MIA.
Through the Core 4 program you may be eligible for assistance and funding of up to $15k for projects aimed at keeping nutrients and sediments on farm. To be eligible you must attend one of the information sessions.
To find out more about the program, contact Donna Gibson at GippsDairy on 5624 3900 or 0409 178 624